Following on from their wonderfully bleak debut album, Queen of Insecurity, Leeds based unholy hard rock trinity, Witch Of The East return with a new gloomy anthem ‘Fools Paradise’ released through I’m Not From London. Embracing the shame, paranoia and sheer pain that are all part of the comedown experience, singer\guitarist, Aeris Houlihan has penned a post grunge singalong which tries to recount everything that happened from the woozy perspective of the morning after the night before.
…I met the dealer, he was fucking strange / We planned to rob him, but he escaped / Don’t judge me, because I’m fucking high…
‘Fools Paradise’ includes a vocal guest appearance from Annasofie Moxon (ZERA TØNIN) of dark punk electronica pairing, Arch Femmesis; “I left a gap in the song for my friend, Annasofie to do her magic. She came to my home studio. We got back in the zone via drinking wine and listening to new artists we’re currently into. Then she wrote her part! Which fitted perfectly. I then took it to Greenmount Studios in Leeds who worked their magic for the final mix.”
Accompanying the latest Witch Of The East single is a video which sees Houlihan adorned in a wedding dress and Moxon emerge from a medieval basement before exploring the West Yorkshire city centre; “The highlight of the day was when armed police came up to us asking if we’re ok! We had just been laying down on the floor in a huge shopping centre in Leeds. The camera couldn’t be seen as it was a long shot. I get why they were concerned. I guess it’s not every day you see two women laid on the floor dressed like we were!”
Witch Of The East will be unveiling their new release when they headline The Chameleon in Nottingham on Friday 6th March. Plus, you can see them when they also take over Hive in Rotherham on Saturday 6th June.
‘Fools Paradise’ is out this Friday, 6th March.
06 – Chameleon Arts Café, Nottingham
07 – The Old Angel, Nottingham
23 – The Fulford Arms, York
09 – The Hanwell Hootie 2020, London
22 – Foundry, Sheffield University, Sheffield
23 – Star & Garter, Manchester
24 – Dot to Dot Festival (WOTE) 2020, Nottingham
29 – Alice’s Wicked Tea Party Alternative Festival 2020, Dorset
06 – The Bridge Inn, Rotherham
04 – Waterfront Festival 2020, Nottingham
Photo: Ash Holdsworth